The "New Band To Burn One To" today is Thunder Driver.
"THUNDER DRIVER was formed in the fall of 2004 by Bart Goforth, Scott Evens & Mike Klingenberg in the little mid-west town of Zion IL. They decided that rock music is getting boring here in the United States & has been missing something for a long time. What they found missing is RAW power & energy along with great musicianship so they set out to start this band with intent to show people how to ROCK again. For 6 years now they have played everywhere from sweat soaked alcohol fueled basement shows to high profile gigs w/ legendary bands like TROUBLE (Chicago doom band) & THE LAST VEGAS (Well known Chicago hard rock band). THUNDER DRIVER finally has a full length album with proper distribution thanks to RETROSPECT RECORDS. The album is titled “Atomic Rock” with 15 fired up smokin’ tracks. With world wide distribution and a license to Rock the sky is the limit for this band of Rock n’ Roll Maniacs so jump aboard the DRIVER machine this is the future of ROCK N” ROLL."
This band absolutely scorches! Fast, raucous, no-holds-barred, beer-soaked brawl music with a southern rock swagger. Taking the best of the seventies a la sweaty Ted Nugent, eighties NWOBHM and the party mentallity of Valient Thorr, Thunder Driver will blast its way to your playlist for years to come.